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Gulf & Peninsula

24 March, 2021

Peninsula Developmental Road closed due to flooding

The Peninsula Developmental Road (PDR) is closed to traffic between Laura and Weipa due to flooding.

By Phil Brandel

The Archer River crossing on the Peninsula Development Road 65km north of Coen (facing north). Photo by Acting Sergeant Derek Hicks.

The Peninsula Developmental Road (PDR) is closed to traffic between Laura and Weipa due to flooding.  

Transport and Main Roads North Queensland Regional Director Sanjay Ram said flooding was normal during the annual wet season and urged motorists to plan in advance their Easter holiday travel. 

 "The region has received significant rainfall, including weather generated from ex-Cyclone Imogen earlier this year," Mr Ram said. “The PDR has been closed to all traffic at Archer River Bridge since January 2021. 

 "Inspectors are monitoring the flooding and maintenance crews will carry out any repairs needed to the road as soon as conditions permit.” 

 Mr Ram said the PDR would reopen as soon as it was safe for road users. “We thank motorists for their patience and ask them to drive to the conditions,” he said.  

For up-to-date information about road conditions across Queensland’s state-controlled road network, call 13 19 40, visit www.qldtraffic.qld.gov.au or download the app.


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